City Manager Heather Johnston

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Contact
Email: heather.johnston@ci.burnsville.mn.us
Phone: (952) 895-4535

Background
Heather Johnston is currently the City Manager of the City of Burnsville, Minnesota. She currently has 20 years of public service experience at both the local, state and federal level in areas of finance, budgets and public policy.

Public Service
Heather has worked as Burnsville City Manager since 2013. Prior to becoming City Manager, she served as Director of Administrative Services and Chief Financial Officer for the City of Burnsville from 2011 – 2013. She has also served as the Director of Management and Budget for the City of Minneapolis from 2004 – 2011; in the State of Minnesota Management & Budget Office from 1999 – 2004; and in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget from 1996 – 1999.

Professional Affiliations
• Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
• International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
• League of Minnesota Cities (LMC)
• Met Council Audit Committee
• Dakota County Communications Center Executive Committee
• LOGIS Board of Directors
• Hennepin County Investment Committee
• Rotary Club of Burnsville

Education
BA Political Science and Communication, Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Master’s Degree in Public Administration, The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

City Manager Heather Johnston
City of Burnsville

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